In 2011, “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” took audiences by storm with it’s brilliant modern retelling of the classic story. Since watching it then and rewatching it again and again (and again) because it’s just that good, I have been highly anticipating the sequel. Having been pretty much sold since the first trailer for “Dawn”, with the Gary Oldman voice over and the way close up shot of Caeser’s eyes, I’ve been ready for this film. Now the final trailer for “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” has released, specifically for those who aren’t sure yet if this film will be great. For me, after watching this final trailer I feel like I’m gonna lose it if I don’t see this soon. That’s what three straight amazing trailers for an upcoming film will do.
The trailer opens with the apes entering the human city in full force. Have you ever seen a more epic march of warriors? The apes declare that they don’t want war. Although, there are clearly beings on boths side that are just eager for violence for their own reasons. We see a friendship made with Jason Clarke’s character and Caesar (Andy Serkis), as both parties just want to protect their families. Clearly it doesn’t work out that way as we see one clever ape brutally shoot two humans. Followed by Gary Oldman’s character calling the military for a strike. His whole motive is getting revenge for his two son’s deaths, which he blames the apes. This creates conflict for audiences, who aren’t really sure who to root for and just want the apes and humans to live in peace. Instead, we get a montage of an all out war featuring apes on horses carrying human weapons. I wonder how they got ahold of those? I thought the depressing instrumentals worked well with what we see happening. Very fitting for a sequel that will be a lot more darker and serious than the first.
Overall, this final trailer for “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” is really great. It looks like we are gonna be in for an ugly war come July 11, 2014.